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WiLSWorld 2018

WiLSWorld is WiLS’ annual library technology and innovation conference, connecting you to people and ideas from the Wisconsin library community and beyond. This year’s event marks the 25th anniversary of WiLSWorld! The conference will be held on Tuesday, July 24th followed by hands-on workshops on Wednesday the 25th, both at the Pyle Center in Madison.

WiLS is pleased to welcome WiLSWorld 2018’s keynote speaker, Sarah T. Roberts!

Dr. Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies (Graduate School of Education & Information Studies) at UCLA. She holds a Ph.D. from the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining UCLA in 2016, she was an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University in London, Ontario. On the internet since 1993, she was previously an information technology professional for 15 years, and, as such, her research interests focus on information work and workers. Professor Roberts is internationally recognized as a leading scholar on the emerging topic of commercial content moderation or CCM, a term she coined to define the field study around the large-scale, industrial and for-pay practice of social media user-generated content adjudication. Read more about Sarah T. Roberts here.

We are working on a promising line-up of programs and workshops for you this year, and invite you to present at WiLSWorld 2018 in our Call for Presenters! Please respond by February 12th for consideration.

Thank you to our planning team, who are helping to make this conference useful and engaging for our members and partners.

We are also very grateful to our vendor partners showing their support of the conference through sponsorships.  Thank you to the American Chemical Society, EBSCO, Association for Computing Machinery, Wolters KluwerSpringer Nature, Recorded Books, Nub Games, Inc., and Cambridge University Press for helping to make WiLSWorld possible for us and our members. If your organization would like to support WiLSWorld 2018, please see this form.

Registration will be open by early May! If you have any questions about WiLSWorld 2018, let us know at .